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Diners' Choice: Great for creative cocktails restaurants in Ottawa

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best handcrafted cocktails in Ottawa? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Bar Ocelli restaurant
4.9
4.9 (16)
CAN$51 and over
Cocktail Bar
ByWard Market
About the restaurant
A sophisticated cocktail bar situated in the lively ByWard Market, offering a variety of cocktails crafted from global ingredients and recipes, along with delectable small bites, and a curated assortment of premium wines and spirits.
Top review
AweM
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Really great cocktails, a great addition to the Ottawa bar scene.
A photo of Riviera restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2840)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Welcome to Riviera!

Reservations may be subject to time restrictions, dependent on availability. Please check your reservation email for full details. If your group requires more time, kindly call the restaurant at 613-233-6262 and we will do our best to accommodate you. Groups of six or more are subject to a 20% gratuity.

Please note, reservations made for outdoors are guaranteed for outdoor seating only. We may not be able to move you inside in the event of bad weather.

We look forward to hosting you! Please feel free to call us with any questions!

Top review
MbW12
Dined 2 days ago
Our first time visiting Riviera, but will certainly not be the last. After years of thinking we should try it out, we finally did, and can see why it remains one of the top restaurants not only in Ottawa, but in Canada. The food was spectacular and service was on point. Well worth a visit, we will be there again in the future.
A photo of Belmont restaurant
4.8
4.8 (685)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Tapas / Small Plates
Downtown
About the restaurant
Old Ottawa South for Inventive tasty small plates, Great Cocktails, Beautiful All Natural Wines in a Cozy, Inviting atmosphere
Open since 2014, we are very excited to host you and your guests

Top review
HugueL
Dined 3 days ago
The Belmont is the best casual restaurant in Ottawa, period.
A photo of Stolen Goods Cocktail Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (235)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Cocktail Bar
Downtown
About the restaurant
Turning words into action.
An unconventional cocktail bar born from the desire that ideas are meant to be changed.
Amorphous in nature.

For all changes to reservations please contact us through instagram, email or message through OpenTable. We do not have a phone line during business hours.

A gratuity of 20% will be included on all groups of 5+.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Certainly outstanding experience! Will come back for sure!
A photo of Gitanes restaurant
4.7
4.7 (549)
CAN$51 and over
French
Downtown
About the restaurant
At Gitanes we serve French cuisine using Canadian ingredients. Seafood off the raw bar is fresh and sustainably sourced. A local favourite in Ottawa fine dining known for the romantic ambiance, chef-driven menu and extensive wine cellar.

For the full experience try the tasting menu with wine pairings. Book the Chef's Table for a deep dive into our culinary program with chef Mitch Lacombe.

Patio is open! Join us on the terrasse for al fresco dining.

Find us in Centretown on lively Elgin Street, tucked down the ramp. Street parking available.

À bientôt!

Top review
NataliaYvip
Dined 2 days ago
It was very good! Our server was very attentive as well
A photo of Raphaël Peruvian Cuisine restaurant
4.7
4.7 (516)
CAN$51 and over
Peruvian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Raphaël Peruvian Cuisine brings Chef Lizardo Becerra and his team's Peruvian food to the heart of Ottawa.

Enjoy a seasonal menu that features bold ingredients from Peru, Ocean Wise-recommended seafood and locally sourced meats. Fresh cocktails, curated wines, local beers and traditional Peruvian drinks complement the thrilling food menu.


Top review
Riccardia
Dined 2 days ago
An excellent place to experience Peruvian cuisine.
A photo of Parlour restaurant
4.6
4.6 (308)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Westboro
About the restaurant
Parlour is a restaurant and an event space with capacity of 250 guests, we offer private dining in our venue and can accommodate large party reservations.
Chef driven, seasonal menus, using farm to table ingredients. Our wine program highlights low-intervention, natural wine producers and our curated cocktails are a fun time. We are located centrally in Wellington West.
Celebrated as one of Ottawa's top 10 new restaurants.
Our interior space offers a cozy, eclectic interior of mid-century modern design.
We host curated events of any size designed for you. Give us a call or contact with us directly to learn more.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
Parlour consistently provides a stellar dining experience. The staff is knowledgeable & quirky & keen to share their knowledge of food & drink. The location isn’t crowded so you never feel like you’re sitting on top of strangers.
A photo of Speakeasy Tapas Lounge restaurant
4.4
4.4 (35)
CAN$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
ByWard Market
About the restaurant
Speakeasy Tapas is your hidden gem in the Byward Market. A place for great cocktails & tapas! Follow us on Instagram @speakeasyottawa for live music, shows, special events and more!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
It was well beyond what I was expecting. Much better than I could have imagined. Special entertainment made it even better. Magician on Mother’s Day! Who would have thought. Family party at its best.
A photo of Prohibition Public House restaurant
4.3
4.3 (34)
CAN$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Downtown
About the restaurant
Prohibition House is a modern Canadian gastropub designed in a New York style, offering cocktails and contemporary Canadian cuisine in a space adorned with wood elements and vintage decor. Since its inception in 2016, Prohibition has become a cornerstone of the Centretown restaurant scene.
Top review
GillianY
Dined 7 days ago
Amazing food and service - so helpful and knowledgeable- will definitely be back again!
A photo of J'TM Resto Bar restaurant
4.2
4.2 (42)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
ByWard Market
About the restaurant
We are a group of young entrepreneurs who fell in love with food and wholeheartedly believe that it is as a love language meant to be shared in infinite ways.

We are dedicated to providing you with the best locally sourced foods, with a focus on dependability and quality customer service.

We are working to turn our passion into a booming business and we hope you enjoy our services as much as we enjoy offering them to you.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Thank you for treating us like Very Important Guests! We really appreciated the effort to speak in French—it added a charming touch to our dining experience. Your food and drink recommendations were spot-on and truly enhanced our evening. We look forward to returning soon!
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